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Voice & Chatbots in Healthcare - Nathan Treloar, Orbita - Voice Tech Podcast ep.048
<p>Today on the VoiceTech Podcast we welcome Nathan Treloar, who is the founder and president of Orbita. Orbita is a Boston-based company that provides software to improve patient engagement in digital health through voice-first and artificial intelligence solutions. Nathan is a highly respected speaker and authority in the field of voice-first healthcare technology and has advised many large-scale companies and government agencies on the subject.</p><p>This in-depth and fascinating conversation covers the current state of voice and chatbots in the healthcare sector, the many ways that voice services can improve the quality of medical delivery and much more. We talk about some of Orbita’s case studies, the advantage of voice technologies and a few of the product features of the company. We also get into the security and privacy issues that are so prevalent in fields that require ‘always-on’ devices and how the HIPAA regulations aim to curb hazards in this regard.</p><p>Nathan does a great job of unpacking the complex set of concerns around big tech, trust, and health data, so for this eye-opening discussion about the future of healthcare as we know it, be sure to listen in!</p><p><b>Highlights from the show</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep048">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep048</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[0:09:40] It’s one thing to record a note about a patient, it’s another to record a prescription</p><p>[0:11:34] The applications of virtual assistants in a healthcare setting demand optimized content experiences</p><p>[0:13:44] How do you ensure that it isn’t picking up other things said in the clinical setting?</p><p>[0:16:16] We are seeing an interest in applying voice tech for chronic care, elder care, and post acute needs</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai">Project Voice</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VOICETECHCARL&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://www.readspeaker.com/">ReadSpeaker TTS</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off code: VOICETECH50&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://orbita.ai/">Orbita</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ntreloarhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ntreloar">Nathan Treloar</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/ntreloar">Nathan Treloar on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/">Microsoft</a></li><li><a href="https://www.rampmedical.com/">RAMP</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.alexa.com/">Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nuance.com/index.html">Nuance</a></li><li><a href="https://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/definition/HIPAA">HIPAA</a></li><li><a href="https://www.brighamandwomens.org/">Brigham and Women’s Hospital</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="https://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="https://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="https://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-face<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Slush 2019, Helsinki, Finland - Voice Tech Podcast ep.047
<p><b>Episode description</b></p><p>In this episode, you'll hear me talk with six of the hottest startups at the Slush 2019 tech conference in Helsinki, Finland. These include: a mobile app and Alexa skill to track your carbon footprint from your purchases; an automatic podcast creation product that uses text to speech to transform your blog posts into full podcast episodes; a wonderful UK startup that helps children to say what's on their minds and report abuse; an ID verification system that makes you pull funny faces to authenticate; a multimodal human emotion detection system from Russia that measures speech, gesture, heart rate and breathing to outperform some of the big tech players; and a super cool tactile sensor that lets you communicate with your autonomous car by touching it in different ways.&nbsp;</p><p>It was an amazing event, and the Finns are justifiably proud of Slush, with over 25,000 attendees from around the world, and easily taking the title for best looking tech conference. It was surprising how few voice startups there were at the event, until I realised that both Alexa and Google Assistant do not support the Finnish language. And while they all speak perfect english, their accent can cause problems with the speech recognition.&nbsp;</p><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[10:05] Whatever obstacles you have in life, you should have access the same education&nbsp;</p><p>[15:25] We can detect whether or not it's a human hand, to avoid cheating&nbsp;</p><p>[29:00] The little girl would never have reported the abuse to the police otherwise&nbsp;</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Slush <a href="http://slush.org/">http://slush.org/</a></li><li>Enfuce carbon tracking Alexa skill <a href="https://enfuce.com/">https://enfuce.com/</a></li><li>Tacterion tactile sensors <a href="https://www.tacterion.com/">https://www.tacterion.com/</a></li><li>Neurodata Lab emotion tracking <a href="https://neurodatalab.com/">https://neurodatalab.com/</a></li><li>Mind of my Own children's app <a href="https://mindofmyown.org.uk/">https://mindofmyown.org.uk/</a></li><li>Get ID verification <a href="https://getid.ee/">https://getid.ee/</a></li><li>iSoft automatic podcast creation <a href="https://isoft.ai/">https://isoft.ai/</a></li><li>Peakon <a href="https://peakon.com/">https://peakon.com/</a></li><li>Peakon Presentation on YouTube <a href="https://youtu.be/CSiZnqFTW14?t=4447">https://youtu.be/CSiZnqFTW14?t=4447</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice UX for Self-driving Cars - Adam Emfield, Cerence - Voice Tech Podcast ep.046
<p>Adam Emfield is the Head of User Experience at Cerence, formerly known as Nuance Automotive. Join us for a fascinating conversation about voice UX in the automobiles of the future. Discover Cerence's vision for a multi-modal, multi-sensor, multi-assistant driving experience, plus the many advantages voice brings to drivers and manufacturers.<br><br>Then dive into the latest design concepts of voice in the car, including personalisation and contextual awareness, and how speech anthropomorphism and emotion detection can increase user trust. To round off, you'll hear about the future of autonomous vehicles, with the various levels of autonomy explained, and how voice plays a role in each.<br><br>This conversation a highlight reel of insights and revelations, and brings together two of the most exciting and transformative technologies of our lifetimes; voice and self-driving cars. Enjoy!&nbsp;</p><p><b>Full summary of takeaway points</b></p><p>A written summary of all the points made in the episode is available for Voice Tech Pro subscribers. Unlock everything at <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a> &nbsp;</p><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[34:14] The ability to REMEMBER the dialogue was MUCH higher in the contextually aware system.</p><p>[01:06:42] When people TALK to the car they RELAX, and it breaks that TRUST barrier.</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li>Cerence <a href="http://bit.ly/2p8MHEb">http://bit.ly/2p8MHEb</a></li><li>Nuance <a href="http://bit.ly/2CyduwB">http://bit.ly/2CyduwB</a></li><li>Voice at CES <a href="http://bit.ly/2NBPRd6">http://bit.ly/2NBPRd6</a></li><li>Reuters article on CES <a href="https://reut.rs/2NB1JMl">https://reut.rs/2NB1JMl</a></li><li>Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5 <a href="https://tek.io/33CNnRc">https://tek.io/33CNnRc</a></li><li>Top Anthropomorphic Cars <a href="http://bit.ly/2Czj0iE">http://bit.ly/2Czj0iE</a></li><li>Harmon Kardon car <a href="http://bit.ly/2CwlZZ7">http://bit.ly/2CwlZZ7</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/sponsor">https://voicetechpodcast.com/sponsor</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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The Wix of Voice - Bob Stolzberg, VoiceXP - Voice Tech Podcast ep.045
<p>Bob Stolzberg is the founder of VoiceXP, a platform that lets you build engaging voice experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby without writing a line of code. Find out how VoiceXP's super simple form based approach lets users have build multimodal voice apps with custom voices and API integrations for a wide variety of use cases.&nbsp; <br><br>We also learn about some of the big trends in voice, such as why now is the perfect time to set up a flash briefing, what the word on the ground in Silicon Valley is, and how all websites will soon have a voice interface. This is an energetic conversation packed with useful insights and fun demos, so don't miss it!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[06:11] If you want to generate ROI and increase your audience NOW is the best time</p><p>[39:46] Voice is brand new to the Valley</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep045">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep045</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceXP: <a href="https://VoiceXP.com">https://VoiceXP.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>VoiceXP on YouTube: <a href="http://bit.ly/2qj9KMM">http://bit.ly/2qj9KMM</a></li><li>VoiceXP on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/32iI8V3">http://bit.ly/32iI8V3</a></li><li>VoiceXP on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/2CbYZhP">http://bit.ly/2CbYZhP</a></li><li>Alexa comedy - Funny or die: Under a rock with Tig Natarro <a href="http://bit.ly/32c8XKz">http://bit.ly/32c8XKz</a></li><li>Book: Design how people think <a href="http://bit.ly/33fmMcN">http://bit.ly/33fmMcN</a></li><li>Book: Badass: Making Users Awesome <a href="http://bit.ly/2oP17cq">http://bit.ly/2oP17cq</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Dialogflow Chatbots for Websites - Rob Lubow, Botcopy - Voice Tech Podcast ep.044
<p>Rob Lubow is the co-founder of Botcopy, a tool that lets you build custom chatbots for your website, powered by Dialogflow. Rob explains the benefits of text-based chatbots, shares some chatbot design tips, and explains how to quickly build your own using Dialogflow and Botcopy. We discover the major uses for website chatbots, and a new trend for full screen bot landing pages.&nbsp;</p><p>Rob explains some of the limitations of voice bots, such as high cognitive load, and the many advantages multimodal chatbots have over voice bots. An experienced startup founder and bot developer, Rob shares his advice for people building a conversational UI products and startups, such as not trying to emulate a human with a voice-only interface. Finally we learn why Rob considers himself a transhumanist, more interested in putting the best of humanity into a bot than creating a new sentient species.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[41:41] spend more time mastering something that's here now</p><p>[52:40] they're not really talking to a bot at all, they're talking to a person</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep044">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep044</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a></li><li>FinderFox voice-enabled news: "Alexa, enable FinderFox" <a href="https://twitter.com/AskFinderFox">@AskFinderFox</a></li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts">http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off with code VOICETECH20&nbsp;</li><li>The Voice Course - Udemy course - <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/thevoicecourse">https://voicetechpodcast.com/thevoicecourse</a> &lt;&lt; Get 30% with code HALLOWEEN19&nbsp;</li><li>Botcopy: <a href="https://botcopy.com/">https://Botcopy.com</a> &lt;&lt; first 500 conversations per month FREE&nbsp;</li><li>Rob's article on bot writing: <a href="http://bit.ly/2BLHQeD">http://bit.ly/2BLHQeD</a></li><li>Rob's article on website chatbots: <a href="http://bit.ly/31QwzEz">http://bit.ly/31QwzEz</a></li><li>Rob's 2017 podcast interview: <a href="https://apple.co/2MPbW7i">https://apple.co/2MPbW7i</a></li><li>Intercom CX: <a href="https://www.intercom.com/">https://www.intercom.com/</a></li><li>Drift CX: <a href="https://www.drift.com/">https://www.drift.com/</a></li><li>The Transhumanism Handbook: <a href="https://amzn.to/2Pu8T6x">https://amzn.to/2Pu8T6x</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit"><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Box Office - Micah Hollingworth, Broadw.ai - Voice Tech Podcast ep.043
<p>Micah Hollingworth is CEO and co-founder of Broadw.ai, an AI powered ticketing agent and integrated marketing platform for live Broadway events and theatre-goers. We discover how voice and conversational AI are being used in the theatre industry, helping to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by consumers and ticket sellers. &nbsp;</p><p>Conversational interfaces capture huge amounts of data, which is key to targeting the right customers in outbound campaigns, personalising the offer, and selling tickets quickly. Hear Micah's vision for the future of voice tech in entertainment, including conversational ticket sales, integration with our content feeds, and even appearing in mainstream media.&nbsp;</p><p>This conversation demonstrates the huge impact conversational technology is having on every industry, even those typically seen as slow to adopt new technologies. Prepare to change the way you see the theatre!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[09:22] I can extend where I can sell my seats and influence which seats are sold.</p><p>[23:43] Everybody can agree that's a good use of voice. It's a canny way of winning hearts and minds.</p><p>[34:01] For desktop visits, you can serve up content. For mobile visits, jump straight to the order form.</p><p>[01:01:28] To combat AI bias, ensure the people designing it have a variety of backgrounds.</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep043">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep043</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>SquadCast: <a href="http://squadcast.fm">http://squadcast.fm</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off Unlimited plan, $10 off Dabbler plan: VOICETECHPOD</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Broadw.ai: <a href="https://www.broadw.ai/">https://www.broadw.ai/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Micah on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/2J9EB53">http://bit.ly/2J9EB53</a></li><li>Satisfy Labs: <a href="https://satisfilabs.com/">https://satisfilabs.com</a></li><li>Navigate the web using voice: <a href="http://bit.ly/33MmhGQ">http://bit.ly/33MmhGQ</a></li><li>Zuora subscription payments: <a href="https://www.zuora.com/">https://www.zuora.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Search for eCommerce - Mike Page, Phebi Inc - Voice Tech Podcast ep.042
<p>Mike Page is the co-founder and CEO of Phebi, Inc, a voice search SaaS solution that makes it easy for customers to talk to e-commerce websites. We discuss how and why adding contextual voice search to your website can increase user engagement and sales, improve data privacy and regulatory compliance, and help you develop a closer relationship with your customers.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover that training custom speech-to-text models (STT) such as Phebi's allows for some interesting use cases outside of e-commerce, and how having access to the raw audio allows us to customise search results using gender and emotion detection. We learn how audio data quality can affect STT results, and how to use analytics to improve STT and NLU performance. Finally, Mike explains why it's wise for companies to opt-out of the surveillance economy.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep042">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep042</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Phebi: <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>FREE TRIAL UPGRADE: To get 30 days free trial instead of 7, email <a href="mailto:info@getphebi.com">info@getphebi.com</a> and mention the Voice Tech Podcast&nbsp;</li><li>Phebi Shopify app: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OPqB3R">http://bit.ly/2OPqB3R</a></li><li>Phebi auto dealer case study: <a href="http://bit.ly/2qeYwZF">http://bit.ly/2qeYwZF</a></li><li>Phebi / Breakthrough UX partnership: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OWjgjh">http://bit.ly/2OWjgjh</a></li><li>Phebi on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OJVLcP">http://bit.ly/2OJVLcP</a></li><li>Phebi on YouTube: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MFkZGJ">http://bit.ly/2MFkZGJ</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Airbnb Hospitality by Voice - Petar Ojdrovic, Home Service - Voice Tech Podcast ep.041
<p>Petar Ojdrovic is the founder of Home Service, a voice-based solution for vacation rental management that Improves the guest experience while helping hosts save time and drive 5 star reviews. I'm also joined by my co-host, the inimitable Charlie Cadbury, CEO of Say It Now, who elevates the discussion with his vast experience of building apps for the travel and hospitality industries.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode we learn about the typical problems vacation rental hosts and guests face during their stays in vacation rentals like Airbnb, and how hosts can use voice to tackle these. We cover designing a human into the loop, the ways multimodal should be used, how to improve intent resolution.&nbsp;</p><p>Charlie introduces us to the concept of a crap wizard, and how you can avoid having your voice app users feel like one, and Petar shares advice for budding voice developers and startup founders. This in-depth conversation really showcases the potential of voice to gather data and offer value to users.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep041">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep041</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>"Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Home Service: <a href="https://homeservice.ai/">https://homeservice.ai</a> &lt;&lt; use code VOICETECH15 for $15 off annual subscription&nbsp;</li><li>Home Service on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/homeserviceapp">https://twitter.com/homeserviceapp</a></li><li>Home Service Blog: <a href="https://homeservice.ai/blog">https://homeservice.ai/blog</a> &nbsp;</li><li>The necessity of Multi Modal: <a href="http://bit.ly/2IyPdtU">http://bit.ly/2IyPdtU</a></li><li>Automating AirBnB and Vacation rental management: <a href="http://bit.ly/35gj7Nh">http://bit.ly/35gj7Nh</a></li><li>Driving growth metrics: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OrUtTN">http://bit.ly/2OrUtTN</a></li><li>Say It Now: <a href="https://www.sayitnow.ai/">https://www.sayitnow.ai/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Say It Now Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/sayitnow_ai">https://twitter.com/sayitnow_ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Say It Now LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/say-it-now">https://www.linkedin.com/company/say-it-now</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Charlie Cadbury on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/charlesCadbury">https://twitter.com/charlesCadbury</a></li><li>Volara: <a href="https://volara.io/">https://volara.io</a></li><li>Virtual Concierge Service: <a href="https://www.virtualconciergeservice.com/">https://www.virtualconciergeservice.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Surveys by Voice - Stuart Crane, SurveyLine - Voice Tech Podcast ep.040
<p>Stuart Crane is the founder and CEO of SurveyLine, a new product that lets you create voice based surveys. Stuart presents the many use cases of voice surveys, and their advantages over traditional methods. He also shares some design tips for creating effective voice surveys, including how to personalise the questions for users and use a custom voice for branding.&nbsp;</p><p>SurveyLine and the Voice Tech Podcast have partnered up to make a survey especially for you, the Voice Tech Podcast listener! To try it now, simply say <b>"Alexa/Google, launch voice tech survey"</b>.&nbsp;</p><p>Stuart is also the founder of VoiceMetrics, a product that lets businesses access their own database information by voice. We discuss the reasons for his decision to pivot the business to SurveyLine, the major startup opportunities in voice right now, and the ultimate potential of voice interfaces.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep040">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep040</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>"Alexa/Google, launch voice tech survey"&nbsp;</li><li>SurveyLine: <a href="https://www.surveysbyvoice.com/">https://www.surveysbyvoice.com/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>VoiceMetrics: <a href="https://www.voicemetrics.io/">https://www.voicemetrics.io/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>HBR article - Using Smart Speakers to Engage your Customers <a href="http://bit.ly/2n3H7BL">http://bit.ly/2n3H7BL</a></li><li>Alexa for Business <a href="https://amzn.to/2ouoHuk">https://amzn.to/2ouoHuk</a></li><li>True Reply: <a href="https://truereply.com/">https://truereply.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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High-tech Interpreters - Jonathan Rechtman, Cadence Translate - Voice Tech Podcast ep.039
<p>Jonathan Rechtman is the co-founder of Cadence Translate, a language services company that help corporations and financial firms conduct business and investment research across the language barrier. Jonathan is a true expert in the field, having worked for the UN, celebrities and businesspeople alike. He explains the state of translation and interpretation today, how the process works, the skills and technology interpreters use, and how the profession is being impacted by the latest developments in technology.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the do's and don't when hiring interpreters, how you can get the most value from your translated audio, some skills that interpreters have that you can use in your daily life, automatic interpretation devices, unified communications as a service (UCAAS), and much more.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the most interesting discoveries to come out of our discussion is the similarity between the mental processes of a human interpreter and the state of the art natural language processing stack that smart speakers use, a connection that can inform our approach to designing voice interfaces.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep039">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep039</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Bespoken Testing Webinar, Sept 25: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH">http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Cadence Translate: <a href="https://www.cadencetranslate.com/">https://www.cadencetranslate.com</a> (Discount on first use of interpreting/translation service)&nbsp;</li><li>Join Cadence as an Linguist: <a href="https://www.cadencetranslate.com/learn">https://www.cadencetranslate.com/learn</a></li><li>Free ebook on Due Diligence for Linguists: <a href="http://bit.ly/2magvye">http://bit.ly/2magvye</a></li><li>Twilio UCAAS: <a href="https://www.twilio.com/">https://www.twilio.com</a></li><li>Zoom UCAAS: <a href="https://zoom.us/">https://zoom.us</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/vo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Speech-to-Text Selection - David Borish, PRIMO AI - Voice Tech Podcast ep.038
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>David Borish is Chief Creative at PRIMO AI, a New York startup that recommends the highest performing Speech-to-text (STT) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) services for a particular dataset and geographical region. We discover what the biggest problem with speech to text systems is today, and why trying to solve it by hiring data scientists can be prohibitively expensive.&nbsp;</p><p>We also discuss the advantages of acquiring a technology patent, why David chose to recently enter the voice space, and the approach he takes when selecting his next entrepreneurial challenge. David is a seasoned startup veteran who believes passionately in the future of voice, and our conversation contains many valuable lessons to take away.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep038">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep038</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Phebi Voice Search <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a></li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts">http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts</a> - 20% off with code VOICETECH20&nbsp;</li><li>Primo AI: <a href="http://voiceprimo.com/">voiceprimo.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Become a beta tester: <a href="mailto:info@voiceprimo.com">info@voiceprimo.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>David Borish homepage: <a href="http://www.davidborish.com/">http://www.davidborish.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Headspin: <a href="https://www.headspin.io/">https://www.headspin.io</a></li><li>Kaldi: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/">http://kaldi-asr.org/</a></li><li>Google Cloud STT: <a href="http://bit.ly/2QkCYHN">http://bit.ly/2QkCYHN</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Questions & Answers - Don White, Satisfi Labs - Voice Tech Podcast ep.037
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Don White is CEO and Co-Founder of Satisfi Labs, an AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform that offers conversational search and commerce solutions for fan, guest, and customer engagement. Don describes the types of companies and industries most interested in implementing question and answer solutions, and reveals the number #1 question their customers ask.&nbsp;</p><p>We cover how these Q&amp;A models work, how scalable they are, and how they are deployed to clients. We also discuss the benefits of voice search, and how ready consumers are for the transition. Don also shares some design tips too, such as how to handle unexpected user queries, the reasons for response bias, and the importance of asking follow up questions. And we answer the most crucial question of all: where to buy Bacon on a Stick.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep037">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep037</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Bespoken Webinar, Sept 25: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH">http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH</a> &nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Satisfi Labs: <a href="https://www.satisfilabs.com/">https://www.satisfilabs.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Satisfi Funding press release: <a href="https://prn.to/2LFXzRa">https://prn.to/2LFXzRa</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Echo Echo Chamber - Adam Greenwood, Greenwood Campbell - Voice Tech Podcast ep.036
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Adam Greenwood is the founder of the award winning digital agency, Greenwood Campbell. We discuss his experiences building chatbot and voicebot applications, as well as the wider implications of these technologies, specifically the echo chambers they are so good at creating.&nbsp;</p><p>We learn what an echo chamber is, why they are so dangerous, and what we can do to avoid them. We also discover whether voice enabled devices will make the situation better or worse. Adam shares the state of the UK voice market, and highlights some of the use cases best suited to voice apps. Then we discuss voice SEO and how brands can compete here.&nbsp;</p><p>We then tackle the design and development of chatbots and voicebots, discussing the different ways they can be built, and the benefits and challenges of each. Adam also reveals some of the big surprises his team have had during their many successful implementations. This is a thought-provoking episode that will inform and inspire in equal measure.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep036">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep036</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Phebi Voice Search <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a></li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2ZyW0dx">http://bit.ly/2ZyW0dx</a></li><li>Greenwood Cambell <a href="http://bit.ly/30pYJGo">http://bit.ly/30pYJGo</a></li><li>Adam's Echo Chamber article <a href="http://bit.ly/30owwQv">http://bit.ly/30owwQv</a></li><li>Adam's TEDx talk <a href="http://bit.ly/30pZM9w">http://bit.ly/30pZM9w</a></li><li>Adam Greenwood Homepage <a href="http://bit.ly/30rLR2E">http://bit.ly/30rLR2E</a></li><li>"Hey Google, talk to Greenwood Campbell"&nbsp;</li><li>Twitter @greenwoodcampbell&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook <a href="http://bit.ly/30oXSG3">http://bit.ly/30oXSG3</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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The Emotion Machine - Rana Gujral, Behavioral Signals - Voice Tech Podcast ep.035
<p><b>Episode description:<br><br></b>Rana Gujral is the CEO of Behavioral Signals, a company that allows developers to add speech emotion and behavioral recognition AI to their products. We discuss the many reasons why it's important that machines can recognise and express human emotion, including improving human computer interaction and boosting business KPIs.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover why voice is the best modality for analysing emotion, then highlight some of the many business and consumer use-cases for this technology. Finally we dive into the signal processing pipeline that makes it all work, and Rana shares his advice for working with this technology.</p><p>This is one of my favourite conversations of the year so far. It's a topic close to my heart, having previously worked on voice emotion transformation in the lab, and I feel it's one of the most important technologies to close the gap between humans and machines. Rana is also a very articulate and inspirational speaker, which makes this an unmissable conversation.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep035">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep035</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Behavioral Signals <a href="http://bit.ly/30dcBUl">http://bit.ly/30dcBUl</a></li><li>Behavioral Signals Emotional Analytics <a href="http://bit.ly/30gw7zi">http://bit.ly/30gw7zi</a></li><li>Healthcare Demo Video <a href="http://bit.ly/30fiXTf">http://bit.ly/30fiXTf</a></li><li>Quentin Furhatino project <a href="http://bit.ly/30e9OdK">http://bit.ly/30e9OdK</a></li><li>Quentin Furhatino Demo <a href="http://bit.ly/30fiLmZ">http://bit.ly/30fiLmZ</a></li><li>Twitter @behaviorsignals&nbsp;</li><li>Rana Gujral in Inc mag <a href="http://bit.ly/30gDLtI">http://bit.ly/30gDLtI</a></li><li>Heart of the Machine - Richard Yonck <a href="https://amzn.to/30gwh9S">https://amzn.to/30gwh9S</a></li><li>Callminer <a href="http://bit.ly/30cyG5u">http://bit.ly/30cyG5u</a></li><li>Twilio <a href="http://bit.ly/30cyovq">http://bit.ly/30cyovq</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Chatbot Vacations - Pranas Kiziela, Eddy Travels - Voice Tech Podcast ep.034
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Pranas Kiziela is the CTO of Eddy Travels, a personal travel advisor that connects travellers with travel products and services. Eddy Travels is available in popular chat apps like Messenger, Telegram, Viber and Slack, and supports both text and voice based interaction.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the benefits of booking travel though a conversational interface, and the big voice-AI opportunities in the travel space right now. We tackle some of the major design considerations faced during the product build, including the limitations of the big chatbot platforms, the different challenges of working with voice and text, and how to incorporate a bot into a text conversation between two humans.&nbsp;</p><p>We also spend some time discussing the technical aspects, including the story of why Eddy Travels started with DialogFlow but later migrated to RASA NLU. We cover the many advantages of using an open-source framework, specifically much greater control over training the NLU models, unit testing and source control, and model management capabilities. It's a wide ranging conversation that has something for everyone, and will make you want to book your next holiday!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><p>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep034">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep034</a> &nbsp;</p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Eddy Travels <a href="https://eddytravels.com">https://eddytravels.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Try Eddy Travels on Messenger <a href="https://m.me/eddytravels">https://m.me/eddytravels</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Eddy Travels on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/eddytravels">https://twitter.com/eddytravels</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Eddy Travels on Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eddytravels/">https://www.facebook.com/eddytravels/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>RASA <a href="https://rasa.com/">https://rasa.com</a></li><li>MLFlow <a href="https://mlflow.org/">https://mlflow.org</a></li><li>DialogFlow <a href="https://dialogflow.com/">https://dialogflow.com</a></li><li>Telegram <a href="http://telegram.org">telegram.org</a></li><li>Viber <a href="https://www.viber.com/">https://www.viber.com</a></li><li>Slack <a href="http://slack.com/">http://slack.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the Show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddi<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Interactive Voice Ads - Stas Tushinskiy, Instreamatic - Voice Tech Podcast ep.033
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Stas Tushinskiy is the co-founder and CEO of Instreamatic, a San-francisco based company that enables voice interactivity and measurability in the audio ad market. In this episode we introduce you to a new concept that you'll very likely be hearing much more about soon; interactive voice advertisements. An innovative use of STT, TTS, natural language understanding and audio content channels, interactive voice ads are an important new channel for monetising audio content such as radio shows, audiobooks and podcasts.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the problem with traditional audio ads today, then dive into the workings of interactive ads, and the huge benefits for advertisers, publishers and listeners alike. Stas shares some of the incredible engagement stats these ads are getting, 10-15% engagement levels in many cases, which are enormous compared to traditional audio adverts.&nbsp;</p><p>Certainly one of the most exciting concepts I've come across in a while, this is an episode you'll do well not to miss.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep033">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep033</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Robocopy Conversational Academy <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy</a> 10% discount with this link&nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Instreamatic <a href="https://instreamatic.com/">https://instreamatic.com/</a></li><li>Email Stas <a href="mailto:go@instreamatic.com">go@instreamatic.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Pandora <a href="https://pdora.co/2yvIcoi">https://pdora.co/2yvIcoi</a></li><li>Pandora deal <a href="https://tcrn.ch/2KllR2h">https://tcrn.ch/2KllR2h</a></li><li>Hakuhodo <a href="http://bit.ly/2Kl0pu0">http://bit.ly/2Kl0pu0</a></li><li>Hakuhodo deal <a href="http://bit.ly/2LX108n">http://bit.ly/2LX108n</a></li><li>DAX <a href="http://bit.ly/2KfZlrs">http://bit.ly/2KfZlrs</a></li><li>DAX deal <a href="http://bit.ly/2YzEZTc">http://bit.ly/2YzEZTc</a></li><li>Storytel <a href="http://bit.ly/2KnCURk">http://bit.ly/2KnCURk</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bi<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Talk with your Data - Adrien Schmidt, Aristotle - Voice Tech Podcast ep.032
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Adrien Schmidt is the CEO and co-founder of Aristotle by Bouquet.ai, a conversational analytics platform that lets you chat with your data through voice and text. Aristotle makes your data available to the whole company, and makes it faster and easier to perform complex queries.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation you'll discover the many benefits of talking with data, and glimpse the ultimate vision of casual data usage in the workplace and the home. We discuss how complex queries are performed over voice, the pros and cons of VUI and GUI, and what the next phase of voice interaction heralds.&nbsp;</p><p>Then we get into the technical aspects of training an NLP model on custom company data, and the security measures taken to ensure data privacy. This is an especially interesting episode that touches on many important issues in the voice space, and one you won't want to miss!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Why do people need to talk with their data? It democratises access to data, and makes complex queries faster and easier.&nbsp;</li><li>AI + BI = CI, the equation of the future. Building a CI using AI + BI&nbsp;</li><li>What's the vision of data access in organisations? Casual data usage over the entire day will become a habit.&nbsp;</li><li>How to voice activate any structured data source? Use Aristotle to train an NLP model on it, then gain access to the key information in it.&nbsp;</li><li>How are complex queries performed over voice? They are built up in stages over the course of a dialogue, not given all at once as with traditional search apps.&nbsp;</li><li>What's the symbiotic relationship between VUI and GUI? Surprise: GUI aspects like charts and buttons are not the most important&nbsp;</li><li>Is multi-modal really essential, or a stepping stone to a truly voice-only interaction? For enterprises: really essential, but we can envision voice-only use cases like doctors&nbsp;</li><li>What are the advantages of conversational interfaces? Can quickly access many available options by asking, versus trawling through a complex GUI. By condensing information to the essentials, you enable ease of understanding and speed of access.&nbsp;</li><li>What are the advantages of using a GUI? Can provide reassurance of correct capture of request, and accuracy of voice answer.&nbsp;</li><li>What’s the next phase of voice interaction? Hearables will allow us to do real work with voice interfaces.&nbsp;</li><li>The major challenges in VUI/GUI design? Trust level, confidence, finding the right number of words for the response, NLP and Search complexities&nbsp;</li><li>How does Aristotle keep client data secure? Uses in-database analytics to avoid pooling client data externally.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Aristotle: <a href="https://bouquet.ai/aristotle">https://bouquet.ai/aristotle</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Adrien Schmidt: <a href="https://www.adrienschmidt.com/press-1">https://www.adrienschmidt.com/press-1</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Video from Web Summit 2018: <a href="http://bit.ly/30JFCXy">http://bit.ly/30JFCXy</a></li><li>Adrien Schmidt on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/a_schm">https://twitter.com/a_schm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Adrien Schmidt on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/30JFHdO">http://bit.ly/30JFHdO</a></li><li>Aristotle on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/aristotle">https://twitter.com/aristotle</a></li><li>Aristotle on email: <a href="mailto:press@bouquet.ai">press@bouquet.ai</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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The Bot Builder - Dr. Andrey Esaulov, BotTalk - Voice Tech Podcast ep.031
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>The voice space is much bigger than just Google and Amazon, and there are many ways to develop voice applications. What’s missing in the voice design space? A simple markup language.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Andrey Esaulov is the CEO of SmartHouse Technologies and co-founder of BotTalk. SmartHouse Technologies specialises in consulting and development of voice applications and mobile apps. The company’s BotTalk product is a platform for creating Alexa Skills and Google Actions with a simple markup language.</p><p>From this conversation you’ll learn that you don’t need to be a developer to build sophisticated, context-aware voice applications that can benefit your business, or even become your business.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>What was the core problem? Alexa and Google developing similar voice apps/solutions.</li><li>What were the major concerns? Direction of API dialogue flow and internal Alexa tools.</li><li>What was the solution? Simplified multiple platforms into easy-to-use programming tool to build and launch complicated apps.</li><li>Birth of SmartHouse Technologies: Inability to recreate dialogue API.</li><li>Birth of BotTalk: Simple markup technology was missing in voice space.</li><li>What are BotTalk’s features? Multimodal, templates, API integration, session management, and direct deployment.</li><li>What are popular case studies and demos? myNoise and The Floor is Lava!</li><li>What are similarities and differences between BotTalk and Storyline? Voice experience, Google actions, write once to deploy, and session management.</li><li>What are voice development options? Conversations, slots, and entry points.</li><li>What are the dos and don'ts when creating a skill? Maintain focus, attention, and engagement; don’t include too many questions/paths, or build too much into voice apps.</li><li>What to expect in the future? Voice-only apps, multimodality, and less frustration.</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning Books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> (40% off books with code: <b>podvoicetech19</b>)&nbsp;</li><li>Best voice-first podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/2RYSG8t">http://bit.ly/2RYSG8t</a></li><li>SmartHouse Technologies: <a href="https://smarthaustech.de/">https://smarthaustech.de/</a></li><li>BotTalk: <a href="https://bottalk.de/">https://bottalk.de/</a></li><li>BotTalk on Product Hunt: <a href="https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bottalk">https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bottalk</a></li><li>Job Finder in Germany: <a href="https://vimeo.com/281597058">https://vimeo.com/281597058</a></li><li>React Native: <a href="https://facebook.github.io/react-native/">https://facebook.github.io/react-native/</a></li><li>JSON: <a href="https://www.json.org/">https://www.json.org/</a></li><li>YAML: <a href="https://yaml.org/">https://yaml.org/</a></li><li>myNoise: <a href="https://mynoise.net/">https://mynoise.net/</a></li><li>Storyline: <a href="https://www.producthunt.com/posts/storyline-7">https://www.producthunt.com/posts/storyline-7</a></li><li>Jovo: <a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">https://www.jovo.tech</a>/</li><li>The Floor is Lava Game: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Apps-That-Rock-Floor/dp/B07G2QFJ6D">https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Apps-That-Rock-Floor/dp/B07G2QFJ6D</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-sti<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Trends & Design Tips - BBC, BMW - Voice Tech Podcast ep.030
<p>This is a special episode in which you'll hear three presentations given at Voice Connected Home 2019 event, which took place in Cologne, Germany on May 7th this year.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>First you'll hear my quick 15 minute talk on 'The Voice Technology Trends of 2019, What We are Likely to See, and How it Will Affect Customer Interaction'. This is essentially a summary of many of the products and ideas I've discovered over the past year of podcast interviews, and with the voice industry moving as fast as it is, some of these are already fast becoming reality.&nbsp;</p><p>Then you'll hear Nicky Birch, Executive Producer at BBC R&amp;D, give an informative and entertaining presentation, 'How to Design Your Experiences - A Producers Guide'. This presentation gives you lots of practical advice from the trenches, plus there's an accompanying PDF that contains this advice, the link to which is in the show notes.&nbsp;</p><p>Finally you'll hear from Marion Sardone, who is the Senior Content &amp; Character Designer of the Intelligent Personal Assistant at BMW, Germany. In her presentation, 'From Speech Output to a Truly Intelligent Assistant', she explains why it's important for a voice assistant to be given a personality, and how they went about creating one for their in-car assistant.&nbsp;</p><p>I hope you enjoy the presentations, and look forward to meeting you at a future event!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Interview timestamps:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>00:03:04 Carl Robinson, Voice Tech Podcast&nbsp;</li><li>00:19:54 Nicky Birch, BBC&nbsp;</li><li>00:45:38 Marion Sardone, BMW&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Manetch Voice Connected Home 2019 event page: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rt7aNH">http://bit.ly/2Rt7aNH</a></li><li>BBC Voice Design Tips PDF: <a href="https://bbc.in/2RufuMW">https://bbc.in/2RufuMW</a></li><li>BMW intelligent assistant: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rt5DqM">http://bit.ly/2Rt5DqM</a></li><li>BMW video: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rtkf9x">http://bit.ly/2Rtkf9x</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcas<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Digital Forensics - Tyler Hatch, DFI Forensics - Voice Tech Podcast ep.029
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>The whole world is dependent on digital technology. It has improved lives, but made us vulnerable to exploitation. Hackers and cybercriminals have no fear of getting caught. They’re organized, sophisticated, and know how to remain anonymous. Cybercrime is now the most profitable criminal enterprise in the world.</p><p>Tyler Hatch is the founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc., a digital forensics and cybersecurity provider based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tyler is a certified forensics examiner for computers and mobile phones, as well as a former practicing lawyer.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation, you’ll learn how cybercrime has evolved from simply stealing and selling data and information via the “Dark Web.”</p><p>Now, it targets specific organizations by penetrating IT networks to encrypt and disable entire networks; forcing a ransom to be paid using untraceable cryptocurrency to get the network back.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>What is digital forensics? Another way to prove a fact using digital evidence.</li><li>Who uses it? Law enforcement, lawyers, employers, and others.</li><li>What is it used for? Collect, preserve, and analyze digital evidence.</li><li>What technologies are used? Hardware, software, machine learning (ML), etc.</li><li>Biggest threat to companies and governments: Encrypting networks and ransomware.</li><li>Individuals: Protect personal data by updating software and enabling all security features.</li><li>Dollars and cents: Should organizations purchase insurance policies or pay the ransom?</li><li>Event notifications and logs: Plan, prepare, prevent, mitigate, acquire, and investigate.&nbsp;</li><li>How secure are voice-activated technologies? Less secure, in general.</li><li>Methods of authentication: Most secure: Two-factor authentication; password manager apps and programs. Least secure: Passwords (using same password across multiple accounts)</li><li>Interested? Passion, hard work, education, critical-thinking/interpersonal skills needed.</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes at: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc.: <a href="https://dfiforensics.ca/">https://dfiforensics.ca/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dfiforensicsinc/">https://www.instagram.com/dfiforensicsinc/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/dfiforensicsinc">https://twitter.com/dfiforensicsinc</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/dfi-forensics/">https://www.linkedin.com/company/dfi-forensics/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyn4y_XUvahwisg9s7LLBw">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyn4y_XUvahwisg9s7LLBw</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dfiforensicsinc">https://www.facebook.com/dfiforensicsinc</a></li><li>PREVIEW: Social Media and Instant Message Forensics: <a href="https://eforensicsmag.com/download/preview-social-media-forensics/">https://eforensicsmag.com/download/preview-social-media-forensics/</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/us/san-bernardino-shooter-phone-apple/index.html">Apple opposes judge's order to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone</a></li><li>WhatsApp: <a href="https://www.whatsapp.com/">https://www.whatsapp.com/</a></li><li>Signal: <a href="https://signal.org/">https://signal.org/</a></li><li>Telegram: <a href="https://telegram.org/">https://telegram.org/</a></li><li>Manning Books:<a href="https://w<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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VivaTech 2019 - Startups, Google, Macron, Ma - Voice Tech Podcast ep.028
<p>This is a special episode for VivaTech 2019, Europe's biggest technology conference. You'll hear me talk with 5 of the best voice startups I came across, plus my interview with the communication manager of Google France, where we discuss the new assistant features announced at Google I/O 2019, as well as the new version of Google Duplex for the Web.&nbsp;</p><p>As a bonus, I also bring you two presentations. In the first, President Emmanuel Macron fields questions from a panel of successful European startup founders concerning the big issues in the European startup scene. After listening, you will better understand the European mindset and the strategies that Europe hopes to employ in order to try and compete with the US and China.</p><p>Finally, you'll hear an inspirational talk from Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of the Alibaba group. Currently on the verge of retirement, he reflects on his successes and failures, and shares his advice for would-be founders. I hope you enjoy the conversations, and look forward to talking with you too at a future event!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Interview timestamps:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>00:02:45 Google France&nbsp;</li><li>00:11:20 Snapcall&nbsp;</li><li>00:15:20 Audionamix&nbsp;</li><li>00:19:47 Odhio&nbsp;</li><li>00:23:20 Pippa&nbsp;</li><li>00:28:15 Askr&nbsp;</li><li>00:31:50 President Emmanuel Macron&nbsp;</li><li>01:01:22 Jack Ma, Alibaba&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Snapcall: <a href="https://snapcall.io/">https://snapcall.io/</a></li><li>Audionamix: <a href="https://www.audionamix.com">https://www.audionamix.com</a></li><li>AskR: <a href="https://www.askr.ai">https://www.askr.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Pippa: <a href="https://pippa.io">https://pippa.io</a></li><li>Odhio: <a href="https://www.odiho.com/accueil-copy">https://www.odiho.com/accueil-copy</a></li><li>Google France: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleFrance">https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleFrance</a></li><li>VivaTech: <a href="https://vivatechnology.com/">https://vivatechnology.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Usability Testing for Voice - Dylan Zwick, Pulse Labs - Voice Tech Podcast ep.027
<p>Dylan Zwick is the Chief Product Officer at Pulse Labs, a Seattle-based startup that offers a remote testing and analytics platform for voice app developers. The Pulse Labs team are leaders in the field of voice application testing, and are official partners with both Google and Amazon, helping them to define and improve the state of the art in voice application design.&nbsp;</p><p>We cover the different types of testing, including unit testing, functional testing, certification testing and usability testing. Then Dylan explains how remote usability testing works, how to build your panel of testers, how and when to conduct usability tests, and how to interpret the results. You will also discover to become a Pulse Labs remote usability tester yourself, giving you early access to the latest voice apps and earning you some money too.&nbsp;</p><p>Dylan shares the design lessons learned from testing hundreds of voice apps for both Google and Amazon, including the importance of always moving forwards in the flow, why variation of word and sentence structure can maintain attention, and how to add variety without increasing complexity. The number of insights per minute in this conversation is off the charts - you'll learn so much from Dylan you'll definitely want to keep a pen and paper handy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Pulse Labs: <a href="https://www.pulselabs.ai">https://www.pulselabs.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Dylan's email: <a href="mailto:dylan.zwick@pulselabs.ai">dylan.zwick@pulselabs.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blog - talk with Paul Cutsinger: <a href="http://bit.ly/2E2D6D2">http://bit.ly/2E2D6D2</a></li><li>Blog - Voice Opportunities Beyond the Smart Speaker: <a href="http://bit.ly/2E3mjQ5">http://bit.ly/2E3mjQ5</a></li><li>Cathy Pearl: Designing Voice User Interfaces: <a href="https://amzn.to/2E5dfub">https://amzn.to/2E5dfub</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-grou<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Sound Recognition - Dr. Chris Mitchell, Audio Analytic - Voice Tech Podcast ep.026
<p>Dr Chris Mitchell is the CEO and Founder of Audio Analytic, who develop sound recognition software that adds context-based intelligence into consumer technology products. In our conversation, you'll learn what the state of the art sound recognition systems can do, the types of sound events that are typically recognised, which consumer products they're integrated into, and the many benefits and new possibilities the technology affords to developers and users.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover the difference between sound recognition and speech recognition, how sound recognition provides the all important context for voice enabled devices to make the right decisions, and how smart devices can take advantage of this contextual knowledge. Then we dive into some of the technical details of how it all works, including 'better than real-time processing', edge computing vs the cloud, the need to train custom acoustic models, and how these machine learning models can run on low-resource devices like headphones using TinyML. Chris briefly explains the process of integrating the AI3 framework into your products, then we tackle the all important question of data privacy and security. &nbsp;</p><p>Many of the smart devices of future will rely on sound recognition to understand the context of their environments. Chris and his team are at the cutting edge of the sound recognition field and are long-time experts in the domain, so there's no better person to introduce us to this important technology.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Audio Analytic: <a href="https://www.audioanalytic.com/">https://www.audioanalytic.com</a></li><li>Hive Hub case study: <a href="http://bit.ly/2IOlA9E">http://bit.ly/2IOlA9E</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a><<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Actors & Synthetics - David Ciccarelli, Voices.com - Voice Tech Podcast ep.025
<p>David Ciccarelli is the CEO of Voices.com, the online marketplace where brand managers and marketers discover, audition and hire professional voice actors. In our conversation, you'll learn all about how to find and hire a voice actor to represent your brand in marketing campaigns or for use in voice development projects, how projects are priced, and what rights you have to use the audio you purchase.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover why personas are the most effective common language to describe voices. We also hear samples of the state of the art in synthetic voices, and learn when and why to choose a synthetic voice over a human actor. We also discuss the reasons for the recent boom in voice content and services, and how voice in all forms, from audiobooks to podcasts, is the ideal medium for today's highly mobile, permanently connected population.&nbsp;</p><p>David is a seasoned professional in the voice space with decades of experience and advice to share, so whatever your interest in voice you're sure to get a lot of value from this conversation.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Voices.com site <a href="http://bit.ly/2Iy8Tiq">http://bit.ly/2Iy8Tiq</a></li><li>Voices.com future market report <a href="http://bit.ly/2IDuOor">http://bit.ly/2IDuOor</a></li><li>Voicesummit.ai conference <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuZ04Y">http://bit.ly/2IuZ04Y</a></li><li>Voice of the car conference <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuTsY5">http://bit.ly/2IuTsY5</a></li><li>Librivox audiobooks <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuZ44I">http://bit.ly/2IuZ44I</a></li><li>Jargon SDK <a href="http://bit.ly/2IxZzL5">http://bit.ly/2IxZzL5</a></li><li>VocalID custom voices <a href="http://bit.ly/2Is3DwF">http://bit.ly/2Is3DwF</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Biometric Authentication - Alexey Khitrov, ID R&D - Voice Tech Podcast ep.024
<p>Alexey Khitrov is President at ID R&amp;D, who increase the security of interactions with digital products such as conversational interfaces using voice authentication and behavioural biometrics. Their products add hands-free, zero-authentication to any voice enabled device, heralding a new era in frictionless, ubiquitous computing services.</p><p>We discuss how voice biometrics move us towards a future where we communicate with technology just like we communicate with our friends. Alexey gives us an overview on the state of voice authentication today, who's using it, and its limitations. We also cover the technical features of voice authentication, such as modal enrichment for continuous enhancement of the authentication accuracy. We hear about the design challenges faced when introducing zero-authentication to your application, and get advice for implementing this technology into your own voice apps. &nbsp;</p><p>To wrap things up, we look ahead to the voice technology features we are likely to see emerge in 2019 and beyond, and tackle the risks around data privacy, security, and the evolving arms race between hackers and software security firms. This episode is one the most interesting conversations I've had doing this podcast and it's a real pleasure to be able to share it with you.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D homepage: <a href="https://idrnd.net/">https://idrnd.net/</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D demo you can try: <a href="http://bit.ly/2I3UnPc">http://bit.ly/2I3UnPc</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D demo on Youtube: <a href="https://youtu.be/AdMzny1m2zE">https://youtu.be/AdMzny1m2zE</a> &nbsp;</li><li>ID R&amp;D in call centres: <a href="http://bit.ly/2HY0XXn">http://bit.ly/2HY0XXn</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D company profile: <a href="http://bit.ly/2HY0ILX">http://bit.ly/2HY0ILX</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Dashbot Super Bot Conference 2019: <a href="https://sb2019.dashbot.io/">https://sb2019.dashbot.io</a>, 25% group discount code: voicetech&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@vo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Search Results - Dustin Coates, Algolia - Voice Tech Podcast ep.023
<p>Dustin Coates is the Voice Search Go-to-market Lead at Algolia, a Search-as-a-Service provider based in Paris, France. Algolia processes up to 4 billion searches a month for over 6500 client products, including big names such as Twitch and NPR. <br><br>In our conversation, you'll learn all about the 4 pillars of a search system; the indexing of data, relevance configuration, search queries, and the display of results. We discuss the nuances of voice search, context dependent searches, and the differences between searching on mobile vs a smart speaker. We also cover the challenges of talking to websites, discovery vs search, and much more. <br><br>Dustin shares his advice for voice search developers, including how to integrate voice search into your apps, and the most useful tools and technical resources. Dustin's deep technical experience really shines though in this interview, as one of the few true voice search experts. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Dustin's dabble lab tutorial: <a href="http://bit.ly/2W3kRnq">http://bit.ly/2W3kRnq</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Dustin's book: <a href="http://bit.ly/2VZ2U9A">http://bit.ly/2VZ2U9A</a></li><li>Dashbot Super Bot Conference 2019: <a href="https://sb2019.dashbot.io">https://sb2019.dashbot.io</a>, 25% group discount code: voicetech&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li><li>VScode Alexa plugin: <a href="http://bit.ly/2W6K9Bi">http://bit.ly/2W6K9Bi</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Retail - Shilp Agarwal, Blutag - Voice Tech Podcast ep.022
<p>Shilp Agarwal is the CEO of Blutag, a voice retail solution that lets customers search/browse a product catalog on Alexa and Google Assistant. We get to hear some product demos showing how customers can quickly reorder products they've bought before, and also browse new options before making an informed choice.&nbsp;</p><p>Blutag recently graduated from the Techstars incubator, and are backed by Amazon's Alexa Fund, so we discuss how he got into the programs, and the benefits of the experience.</p><p>Shilp has a long history in the retail space, and shares many insights, including how multimodal interfaces, and especially voice enabled TVs, will soon revolutionise online shopping. He reveals the pain points most retailers are trying to solve with voice, Amazon's vision for voice retail, and how the rise of voice search will affect product discoverability.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Blutag: <a href="https://blu.ai">https://blu.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blutag blog: <a href="https://blu.ai/blog">https://blu.ai/blog</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blutag on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/BlutagVoice">https://twitter.com/BlutagVoice</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Shilp on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/ShilpAgarwal_">https://twitter.com/ShilpAgarwal_</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Nanocasting - Sean Gilligan, Sound Branch - Voice Tech Podcast ep.021
<p>Sean Gilligan is the founder of Sound Branch, a team communication app and voice-based social network in which where users create smart voice notes. Sean introduces us to the concept of nanocasting, and explains how it can be used for public broadcasting, team status updates, recruiting new staff, and more. We discuss the benefits of audio over other mediums, including greater privacy and accountability for content creators, and improved speed and convenience for content consumers.&nbsp;</p><p>Sean also explains how audio is unique in providing the perfect combination of authenticity of message and auditability of content, thanks to the combination of speech to text and search technologies. Sound Branch is a feature rich application that could well be the Twitter for voice that so many have been predicting, and this episode will help deepen your understanding of this emerging form of communication. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Highlights from the show:</b><br><br>[22:40] "A massive conversation determines what is right."</p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Sound Branch: <a href="https://soundbranch.com/">https://soundbranch.com</a></li><li>Intro on Sound Branch: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GSlf3I">http://bit.ly/2GSlf3I</a></li><li>Sound Branch Android app: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GTAF8f">http://bit.ly/2GTAF8f</a></li><li>Sean's interview on the BBC: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GTAGcj">http://bit.ly/2GTAGcj</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Machine Learning Signals - Christopher Oates, audEERING - Voice Tech Podcast ep.020
<p>Christopher Oates is a Senior Audio DSP Engineer at audEERING, an audio analysis company that specialises in emotional artificial intelligence. Chris explains how the human voice production system works, and introduces us to a technique called linear predictive coding (LPC) which can extract the features of the voice.</p><p>We then focus on machine learning for audio, including using expert audio knowledge along with machine learning methods, leveraging the openSMILE toolkit for feature extraction, and signal processing techniques. Chris explains things really well and even brought along some audio clips to help illustrate the signal concepts.&nbsp;</p><p>He then reveals some of the latest projects at audEERING, including using speech analytics in gaming applications, such as whisper detection in a ninja game! It's an awesome episode that is jam-packed with useful and interesting information. Enjoy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>audEERING: <a href="https://www.audeering.com/">https://www.audeering.com/</a></li><li>Chris on compressed audio and ML: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MMW7fX">http://bit.ly/2MMW7fX</a></li><li>Blog on emotional games: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MOi0LY">http://bit.ly/2MOi0LY</a></li><li>Blog on emotion detection: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MN0wzj">http://bit.ly/2MN0wzj</a></li><li>openSMILE: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MRgfO8">http://bit.ly/2MRgfO8</a></li><li>Video on Intelligent Machines:&nbsp; <a href="http://bit.ly/2MNuraK">http://bit.ly/2MNuraK</a></li><li>CSO interview:&nbsp; <a href="http://bit.ly/2MOq8M8">http://bit.ly/2MOq8M8</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Elevated Voice Design - Vasili Shynkarenka, Invocable – Voice Tech Podcast ep.019
<p>Vasili Shynkarenka is CEO and co-founder of Invocable, an online tool that lets you prototype voice applications without coding. Formerly known as Storyline, the company has now pivoted from an Alexa skill builder into a first-class voice application design tool. In our conversation, you'll learn all about the reasons behind the pivot, the main differences between Invocable and Storyline, and how you can use Invocable to design better voice apps.&nbsp;</p><p>Vasili shares his experience of seeing thousands of voice applications developed on Storyline, and his advice to voice interaction designers for what works and what doesn't. We discuss the power of multi-modal interaction, and how to design visual interfaces in Invocable. We also discuss predictions for 2019, the major problems with in the voice industry right now, copy cat startups and much more.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Invocable: <a href="https://www.invocable.com">https://www.invocable.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Invocable on Facebook: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Mn0gXv">http://bit.ly/2Mn0gXv</a></li><li>Vasili's email: <a href="mailto:vasili@invocable.com">vasili@invocable.com</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Prototypes & Personas - Kasia Ryniak & Rafal Cymerys, Upside – Voice Tech Podcast ep.018
<p>Kasia Ryniak &amp; Rafal Cymerys are the co-founders of Upside, a voice app development agency based in Krakow, Poland, that offer voice interaction design, voice strategy and voice app development. In this episode, you will learn how experienced voice app developers create innovative prototypes, improve voice app engagement, and sell products and services via voice.&nbsp;</p><p>First, we explore the creation of prototype of an Alexa skill for StarCraft II, which lets players use voice commands to trigger complex actions. We cover the importance of imbuing your voice assistant with a persona, how voice and visuals fit together to create multi-modal experiences, and a quick walkthrough of building the Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit. &nbsp;</p><p>Then Kasia and Rafal introduce us to voicecommerce.js, Upside's new open-source voice framework for integrating an eCommerce storefront with voice-enabled assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant. We cover the benefits of voice commerce to the consumers, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and a case study for the fashion industry. &nbsp;</p><p>It was a really fun conversation with Kasia and Rafal, and our conversation is packed full of interesting ideas and practical advice. You'll definitely want to listen to it all the way through, and keep a notebook handy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Upside homepage: <a href="https://upsidelab.io/">https://upsidelab.io</a></li><li>Upside on Twitter: @UpsideLab &nbsp;</li><li>Upside Voice Tech News: @CreateForVoice&nbsp;</li><li>Upside on Github: <a href="https://github.com/upsidelab/voicecommerce">https://github.com/upsidelab/voicecommerce</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Starcraft skill design: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sdxkYW">http://bit.ly/2sdxkYW</a></li><li>Starcraft skill dev: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sbEVqL">http://bit.ly/2sbEVqL</a></li><li>Voicecommerce.js: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sfbNil">http://bit.ly/2sfbNil</a></li><li>Vue Storefront: <a href="https://www.vuestorefront.io">https://www.vuestorefront.io</a> &nbsp;</li><li>PWAs: <a href="http://bit.ly/2seMey9">http://bit.ly/2seMey9</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">ht<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Conversation Analysis - E. Stokoe, L’boro, S. Albert, Tufts – Voice Tech Podcast ep.017
<p>Elizabeth Stokoe is Professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough Uni in the UK, and Saul Albert is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Tufts University in Massachusetts, United States. Their latest research shows us how to influence the outcomes of conversational interactions, and we discuss the implications of this for voice technology.<br><br>We cover what conversation analysis is, with examples from different conversation settings such as first dates, crisis negotiation, and sales calls. Then we discuss the use of nudging to encourage action, and the ethical implications of persuasive voice interfaces. We also arrive at a shocking discovery that today's conversational interfaces are, in fact, not conversational at all!&nbsp;<br><br>This is a thought provoking episode that explores the fundamental mechanisms of conversation that we as technologists are trying to emulate. it's especially useful for anyone involved in designing or promoting conversational interfaces, and will make you think about conversation in a whole new way. Subscribe to the podcast and listen now!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Talk: The Science of Conversation: <a href="https://amzn.to/2LxqFlb">https://amzn.to/2LxqFlb</a></li><li>The best books on CA: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/books">https://voicetechpodcast.com/books</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Elizabeth's homepage: <a href="http://www.carmtraining.org/">http://www.carmtraining.org/</a></li><li>Saul's homepage: <a href="http://saulalbert.net/">http://saulalbert.net/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Elizabeth on Twitter: @LizStokoe&nbsp;</li><li>Saul on Twitter: @saul&nbsp;</li><li>CA Twitter hashtag: #emca&nbsp;</li><li>Conversational Rollercoaster: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LwXqPv">http://bit.ly/2LwXqPv</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Your First Voice App - Hillary Long, Citro Digital - Voice Tech Podcast ep.016
<p>Hillary Long is the General Manager and Partner at CITRO Digital, a digital marketing agency, based in Allentown, PA, United States. Hillary takes us through the design and build process of their first voice app, the 'Naughty or Nice Quiz' for children. As an experienced technologist that's new to voice development, Hillary shares her experience from 'in the trenches', and the lessons her team learned. <br><br>We discuss content creation for a voice application, including the importance of iteration and beta testing, especially when working with children! Hillary shares her strategy for leveraging existing content held in a headless CMS, and how this was integrated with her voice application. We also cover the Alexa freetime program for Alexa kids devices, the Jovo cross platform framework for fast deployment to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and the significant differences between the release processes on both platforms. <br><br>Hillary also tells us about the creative ideas her team used to market their new voice app, including a competition for an Otterbox Google Assistant cover for kids, which you can enter if you're quick. It's a fun and relaxed interview that's packed with useful information for new and experienced voice developers alike. Have a listen and let me know what you think!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Citro Digital: <a href="https://www.citrodigital.com/">https://www.citrodigital.com</a></li><li>Naughty or Nice Quiz: <a href="http://bit.ly/citroquiz">http://bit.ly/citroquiz</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Facebook: @citrodigital&nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Instagram: @Citro_Digital&nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Twitter: @Citro_Digital&nbsp;</li><li>Jovo: <a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">https://www.jovo.tech</a></li><li>Alexa FreeTime: <a href="http://amzn.to/alexafreetime">http://amzn.to/alexafreetime</a></li><li>Contentful CMS: <a href="https://www.contentful.com/">https://www.contentful.com/</a></li><li>Kentico CMS: <a href="https://www.kentico.com/">https://www.kentico.com/</a></li><li>Digital Summit: <a href="https://philadelphia.digitalsummit.com/">https://philadelphia.digitalsummit.com/</a></li><li>Voice Summit: <a href="https://www.voicesummit.ai/">https://www.voicesummit.ai/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Conversational Marketing - Andy Mauro, Automat - Voice Tech Podcast ep.015
<p>Andy Mauro, CEO and co-founder of Automat, a company that helps brands deliver personalised one-to-one voice and messaging experiences to their customers. Andy has been helping to shape the voice industry for almost two decades now, having spent 16 years at Nuance, the most successful speech recognition company in history, and then TellMe, which was acquired by Microsoft.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode we discuss Conversational Marketing and why it represents a fundamental shift in digital marketing. Andy explains how voice assistants will change the landscape of consumer sales &amp; marketing, and the implications of voice search on brands' content marketing strategies. He founded Automat because the sales experience on web and mobile customer lack the personal touch, and he believes voice is the answer to this problem. We also discuss the role of influencers in conversational marketing, and how conversational marketing could impact brick and mortar shopping on the high street.&nbsp;</p><p>We also cover the history of the voice industry and how we got to where we are today, some of the lessons Andy has learned over his time in the industry, and why voice assistants might be heading for the trough of disillusionment in 2019. Thanks to Andy's wealth of experience it's an exceptionally interesting conversation, and highly relevant to anyone involved in the field.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Automat: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/">https://www.automat.ai/</a></li><li>Automat research report: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/opusresearch/">https://www.automat.ai/opusresearch/</a></li><li>Automat Vichy case study: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/vichy-skinexpert/">https://www.automat.ai/vichy-skinexpert/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Automat Cover Girl case study: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/covergirl/">https://www.automat.ai/covergirl/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Beauty Bot Directory: <a href="https://beauty.bot/directory/">https://beauty.bot/directory/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Podcast w/conversational designer: <a href="http://bit.ly/2SaWimz">http://bit.ly/2SaWimz</a></li><li>Automat article: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/2017/11/conversational-marketing-digital-marketing/">http://bit.ly/2SanHoQ</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/vo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice Emotion Analytics - Florian Eyben, audEERING - Voice Tech Podcast ep.014
<p>Florian Eyben is the CTO of audEERING, an audio analysis company that specialises in emotional artificial intelligence. Florian is a leading expert in voice emotion analytics, machine learning and signal processing, and our conversation is a great introduction to harnessing emotion in the voice. We discuss many of the incredible applications of voice emotion analytics, and dive into some projects carried out by audEERING for major brands in market research, call centers, social robotics, health and many more.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>In the second half of the episode we explore openSMILE, audEERING's open source research toolkit for audio feature extraction. It is currently the state-of-the-art in affective computing for audio, and is the most widely-used tool for emotion recognition tasks in research and industry. &nbsp;</p><p>We also discuss the GeMAPS standard acoustic parameter recommendation, emotional dimensions such as valence and arousal, what data to use when developing emotion detection algorithms, and the future of multimodal emotion-enabled interfaces. It's an emotion-filled episode that you won't want to miss!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa skill building guide: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/skillguide">https://voicetechpodcast.com/skillguide</a></li><li>audEERING site: <a href="https://www.audeering.com">https://www.audeering.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Facebook: <a href="http://bit.ly/aud-facebook">http://bit.ly/aud-facebook</a> &nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Twitter: @audEERING&nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Instagram: audEERING&nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/aud-linkedin">http://bit.ly/aud-linkedin</a> &nbsp;</li><li>openSMILE: <a href="https://opensmile.audeering.com">https://opensmile.audeering.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>GeMAPS:&nbsp; <a href="https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7160715">https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7160715</a></li><li>Florian Eyben Google Scholar: <a href="http://bit.ly/florian-eyben-scholar">http://bit.ly/florian-eyben-scholar</a> &nbsp;</li><li>ICASSP 2019:&nbsp; <a href="https://2019.ieeeicassp.org/">https://2019.ieeeicassp.org/</a></li><li>VoiceBot podcast: <a href="http://voicebot.ai">http://voicebot.ai</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitt<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Open Source Voice Assistants - Joshua Montgomery, Mycroft - Voice Tech Podcast ep.013
<p>Joshua Montgomery is the CEO of Mycroft, the open source voice assistant. Mycroft is a much needed addition to the range of big tech voice assistants on the market, offering a new level of data privacy and customisation.&nbsp;</p><p>Their MkII device will be launched soon, and is available for pre-order now on IndieGogo. Josh describes how the MkII improves over previous iterations, takes us through the technical stack, and explains how you can start developing voice applications for the Mycroft ecosystem today.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the many benefits of open source for voice assistants, including scalability, censorship, data security and developer support. Josh reveals why many companies are unwilling to use Amazon Alexa, and why open source is the answer to this problem. This is a thought-provoking episode with a leader in the voice assistant space - enjoy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Mycroft Homepage: <a href="https://mycroft.ai/">https://mycroft.ai/</a></li><li>Get a Mycroft MkII on IndieGogo: <a href="https://igg.me/at/mycroft/x">https://igg.me/at/mycroft/x</a></li><li>Invest in Mycroft: <a href="https://www.startengine.com/mycroft-ai">https://www.startengine.com/mycroft-ai</a></li><li>Mycroft Github: <a href="https://github.com/MycroftAI/">https://github.com/MycroftAI/</a></li><li>Alexa Data Services: <a href="https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/alexa-data-services">https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/alexa-data-services</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!&nbsp;</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Fast Scalable Voice IoT Apps - Syed Ahmed, PubNub - Voice Tech Podcast ep.012
<p>Syed Ahmed is a Developer Advocate at PubNub, a global Data Stream Network and real-time infrastructure-as-a-service company based in San Francisco, California. PubNub's products allow developers to build realtime web, mobile, voice and IoT applications. Low network latency is especially important for voice enabled applications that integrate with IoT devices, as any delay during a conversational interaction can affect usability and frustrate users.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode, Syed explains how PubNub solves the latency problem by using a serverless architecture of PubNub Blocks, and walks us through a simple real-world example of a voice enabled doorbell. We learn about the publisher-subscriber pattern that underpins this technology, and why building voice apps with PubNub is quicker, easier and much more scalable than other methods.&nbsp;</p><p>A nice surprise during this conversation was that using PubNub Blocks not only improves the network performance of voice apps, but can be used to add advanced features such as contextual memory between phrases, and even between voice devices on different platforms, allowing developers to build more advanced interactions. It's a great episode, so check it out!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>PubNub Blocks: <a href="https://www.pubnub.com/docs/blocks-catalog">https://www.pubnub.com/docs/blocks-catalog</a></li><li>PubNub project example: <a href="https://hackernoon.com/voice-alexa-and-realtime-making-interactions-into-lasting-experiences-fa46aab9503b">https://hackernoon.com/voice-alexa-and-realtime-making-interactions-into-lasting-experiences-fa46aab9503b</a></li><li>More articles from Syed: <a href="https://medium.com/@nxsyed">https://medium.com/@nxsyed</a></li><li>Publish-subscribe pattern: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publish%E2%80%93subscribe_pattern">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publish%E2%80%93subscribe_pattern</a></li><li>Syed's code examples on Github: <a href="https://github.com/nxsyed">https://github.com/nxsyed</a></li><li>Syed on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/nxsyed">https://twitter.com/nxsyed</a></li><li>Syed on Insta: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nxsyed/">https://www.instagram.com/nxsyed/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Syed's personal site: <a href="https://www.nxsyed.me/">https://www.nxsyed.me/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebo<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Audio Branding & Sound Design - Sebastian Hanfland, Hanfland & Friends - Voice Tech Podcast ep.011
<p>Sebastian Hanfland is the CEO of the audio branding consultancy, Hanfland and Friends. His team help companies define their their brand in audio form, in order to promote brand recognition, increase the perceived quality of products, and influence customers.&nbsp;</p><p>Sebastian explains what audio branding is, and how he selects the right voices and sounds for a brand. We explore many interesting examples of audio branding for products, customer service, workplaces and more, and hear a demo of their latest audio branding project for Humanzing Technologies. We also cover the typical challenges faced on audio branding projects, and what brands can do to prepare for the voice technology revolution.</p><p>This fantastic episode tells you all you need to know about sound design and audio branding. It is essential listening, not only for people working with voice technologies, but also for designers, marketers and content producers from every industry.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends website (English): <a href="https://www.hanfland-and-friends.com">https://www.hanfland-and-friends.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Hanfland and Friends website (German): <a href="https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de&nbsp;">https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends Alexa Skill Stubbs: <a href="https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de/blog/">https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de/blog/</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends Twitter: @HanflandFreunde</li><li>Humanizing Technologies Sound Branding: <a href="https://www.humanizing.com/de/sound-2/">https://www.humanizing.com/de/sound-2/</a></li><li>Audio Spotlight by Holosonics: <a href="https://www.holosonics.com/">https://www.holosonics.com/</a></li><li>Amazon Polly: <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/polly/">https://aws.amazon.com/polly/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bi<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Podcasts of the Future - Bryan Colligan, AlphaVoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.010
<p>Bryan Colligan is the co-founder of AlphaVoice, the easiest way to get your podcast and audio content onto Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In an especially fun conversation, Bryan shares his vision of how the podcasting and voice technology worlds are set to collide, and how the implications will be felt by platforms, content producers and consumers alike.</p><p>He reveals the 4 main business models of content producers, explains why voice is the tech wave that will dominate, and foretells the impending convergence of media. We then explore the AlphaVoice product, and examine his plans to build the ultimate Q&amp;A voice interface using content transcription and indexing.</p><p>We also touch on how Google entering the podcasting space has influenced his product vision, and tackle the important subject of voice search, including the new paradigms of voice to voice, and voice to video search. Whether you're a publisher, producer or consumer of digital content, this is an unmissable episode!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>AlphaVoice: <a href="https://www.alphavoice.io/">https://www.alphavoice.io/</a></li><li>AlphaVoice RadioLab demo: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGozZKOw9r0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGozZKOw9r0</a></li><li>AlphaVoice YouTube channel: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kzTZDYmtNY3ZzORAgITuw">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kzTZDYmtNY3ZzORAgITuw</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google speakable schema: <a href="http://www.ditii.com/google-rolls-out-new-schema-markup-speakable-dataset-for-news-contents/85138/">http://www.ditii.com/google-rolls-out-new-schema-markup-speakable-dataset-for-news-contents/85138/</a></li><li>spaCy NLP: <a href="https://spacy.io/">https://spacy.io/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="ht<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Hum a Fingerprint, Extract a Melody - Dogac Basaran, CNRS - Voice Tech Podcast ep.009
<p>This is the second part of my conversation with Dogac Basaran, a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. If you missed the first part, you might want to go back and listen to the previous episode on Signal Processing Basics for Audio.</p><p>Today, in part 2 of 2, we explore Dogac's research into audio fingerprinting, alignment, and melody extraction. By analysing the magnitude of frequency peaks and their relative spacing, Dogac shows us how it's possible to create audio fingerprints that can be used to detect and match audio recordings, even if they contain noise or are incomplete. These fingerprints have a variety of uses, including aligning multiple recordings of a single speaker/performance, and identifying a particular recording.</p><p>We also discuss query by humming, the state-of-the-art technique that takes an audio fingerprint of a person humming a melody, and matches it to a database of music recordings. Dogac also explains why learning how to build neural networks has become an essential skill in this field.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Dogac Basaran on Github: <a href="https://github.com/dogacbasaran">https://github.com/dogacbasaran</a></li><li>Dogac Basaran's websites: <a href="https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/">https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/</a> and <a href="http://dogacbasaran.com/">http://dogacbasaran.com/</a></li><li>Signal Processing MOOC on Coursera: <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp">https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp</a>&nbsp;</li><li>MATLAB: <a href="https://matlab.mathworks.com/">https://matlab.mathworks.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me : <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Signal Processing Basics for Audio - Dogac Basaran, CNRS - Voice Tech Podcast ep.008
<p>Dogac Basaran is a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. Today, in part 1 of 2, Dogac gives us a crash course in signal processing, where we learn what signal processing is and discover some of its many applications.&nbsp;</p><p>Leveraging his teaching experience, Dogac uses simple language and real-world examples to explain the fundamental signal processing concepts that are used in voice technology today. He defines frequency, period, and stability, and describes how sound cards use sampling and the Nyquist theorem to convert analogue signals into digital.</p><p>He then recommends some good educational resources and software packages, so you can learn more about signal processing and get started right away on your own programming projects.</p><p>Correction [21/08/2018]: The term 'stationarity' was cited in the episode, but this should have been 'stability'.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Dogac Basaran on Github: <a href="https://github.com/dogacbasaran">https://github.com/dogacbasaran</a></li><li>Dogac Basaran's websites: <a href="https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/">https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/</a> and <a href="http://dogacbasaran.com/">http://dogacbasaran.com/</a></li><li>Signal Processing MOOC on Coursera: <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp">https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp</a>&nbsp;</li><li>MATLAB: <a href="https://matlab.mathworks.com/">https://matlab.mathworks.com/</a></li><li>Python Scipy STFT package: <a href="https://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/generated/scipy.signal.stft.html">https://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/generated/scipy.signal.stft.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Humming databases: Jang, ThinkIT, IOSCAS and Task2</li><li>ISMIR association: <a href="http://www.ismir.net/">http://www.ismir.net/</a></li><li>ISMIR 2018 conference: <a href="http://ismir2018.ircam.fr/">http://ismir2018.ircam.fr/</a></li><li>CNRS: <a href="http://www.cnrs.fr/">http://www.cnrs.fr/</a></li><li>IRCAM: <a href="https://www.ircam.fr/">https://www.ircam.fr/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me : <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Perception of Smiles in the Voice - Pablo Arias, IRCAM - Voice Tech Podcast ep.007
<p>Pablo Arias is a final-year PhD student in perception and cognitive science at the audio research lab, IRCAM, in Paris. We discuss Pablo's work on how people perceive smiling and non-smiling voices.&nbsp;</p><p>First Pablo explains what cognitive science, neuroscience and perception are, and why research into these areas is so important. He then takes us through the aims, methods, and results of his latest research paper into smiling in the voice, and we discuss the academic and technological implications of his work.</p><p>Pablo shares his advice for budding PhD researchers, and the importance of having a mentor. Then we 'go deep' on how to learn how to listen, and outline the big unanswered questions in the field of perception right now.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Pablo's latest paper on smiling in the voice: <a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30752-8">https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30752-8</a></li><li>Pablo's papers on Google Scholar: <a href="https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=6jMFwJQAAAAJ&amp;hl=en&amp;oi=ao">https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=6jMFwJQAAAAJ&amp;hl=en&amp;oi=ao</a></li><li>Pablo on Twitter: @PabloAriasMusic</li><li>Pablo's email: <a href="mailto:arias@ircam.fr">arias@ircam.fr</a></li><li>Pablo's Black Macaw record label : <a href="https://www.facebook.com/blackmacawprod/">https://www.facebook.com/blackmacawprod/</a></li><li>CREAM team: <a href="http://cream.ircam.fr">http://cream.ircam.fr</a>&nbsp;</li><li>IRCAM: <a href="https://www.ircam.fr">https://www.ircam.fr</a>&nbsp;</li><li>[book] This is your brain on music, J, Levitin: <a href="https://amzn.to/2IYWAbb">https://amzn.to/2IYWAbb</a></li><li>[book] Music, Language, and the Brain, Aniruddh D. Patel: <a href="https://amzn.to/2KXleeh">https://amzn.to/2KXleeh</a></li><li>Neatebox / Welcome app: <a href="https://www.neatebox.com/">https://www.neatebox.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Deaf Person Calling - Benjamin Etienne, Rogervoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.006
<p>Benjamin Etienne is a data scientist at Rogervoice, a mobile app that allows deaf and hard-of-hearing people to use the telephone. Ben shares his inspirational story about how he taught himself data science and machine learning in the evenings, so he could work in a more technical role. He tells us why he's not keen on Kaggle competitions, and why getting a job in data science is the best way to master it.</p><p>Ben introduces us to the challenges faced by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and how they can overcome them with the help of voice technology. We cover how Rogervoice works from both functional and technical standpoints, and discuss the pros and cons of using a commercial cloud-based speech API versus developing a custom in-house speech-to-text system. Ben reveals his reasoning behind his choice of machine learning models, and describes the advantages of using connectionist temporal classification (CTC).</p><p>We then discuss the state of data science today, the limitations of current models and data preprocessing techniques, and how an understanding of the underlying psychology and neurology of users can help us design more effective voice technologies.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from this episode:</b></p><ul><li>Rogervoice: <a href="https://www.rogervoice.com">https://www.rogervoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>CTC intro: <a href="https://distill.pub/2017/ctc/">https://distill.pub/2017/ctc/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>CTC article on Medium: <a href="https://gab41.lab41.org/speech-recognition-you-down-with-ctc-8d3b558943f0">https://gab41.lab41.org/speech-recognition-you-down-with-ctc-8d3b558943f0</a>&nbsp;</li><li>...more show notes on the Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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The Art of Sound in Motion - Greg Beller, IRCAM - Voice Tech Podcast ep.005
<p>Greg Beller is the Head of the Interfaces Research and Creation team the leading audio research laboratory IRCAM in France. He is also the founder of SYNEKINE, a live entertainment company which mixes art and science in the spirit of research.&nbsp;</p><p>We explore the relationship between sound and physical space, and the link between our voices and our gestures. Greg explains what prosody is and its importance in speech and communication. He then demonstrates a number of technological art installations that can modulate the prosody of our speech to augment our capabilities. In the future, this technology will help us to build greater rapport and emotional connection with other humans and voice assistants.&nbsp;</p><p>Greg is a fascinating guest, who shows us how explorations into new forms of artistic expression can lead to new technologies for use in our daily lives.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Greg's website: <a href="http://www.gregbeller.com">http://www.gregbeller.com</a></li><li>Synekine website: <a href="https://synekine.com/">https://synekine.com/</a></li><li>Greg on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/greg_beller">https://twitter.com/greg_beller</a></li><li>Greg's TedX talk: <a href="https://youtu.be/5BQJIFaRDsg">https://youtu.be/5BQJIFaRDsg</a></li><li>Elliptic Labs: <a href="http://www.ellipticlabs.com/">http://www.ellipticlabs.com/</a></li><li>Eyesight Tech: <a href="http://www.eyesight-tech.com/">http://www.eyesight-tech.com/</a></li><li>Neatebox / Welcome app: <a href="https://www.neatebox.com/">https://www.neatebox.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Building Knight Rider's KITT - Charles Cadbury, Champers Advisory - Voice Tech Podcast ep.004
<p>In this episode I talk with Charles Cadbury, owner of the London-based technology consultancy, Champers Advisory, about his experience building voice applications, and the fascinating future of voice technology. He was great fun to talk to, and had plenty of surprising facts and interesting stories to share. You're going to really enjoy listening to this episode!&nbsp;</p><p>Charles has built or consulted on over 350 digital products for his clients over the years, covering web, social, mobile, and and now Voice. He has most recently worked with Lola.tech, helping them to create Dazzle.ai, a product that enables personalised digital conversations between travel customers and travel providers across voice and text channels.&nbsp;</p><p>Charles shares his extensive knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics related to voice. We cover the challenges when working with client data, how payment transactions can and will be handled over voice, and how voice assistants will change the landscape of consumer sales and marketing, and much more.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Champers Advisory Consultancy <a href="https://champersadvisory.com">https://champersadvisory.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Charles Cadbury Personal Site <a href="https://charlescadbury.com">https://charlescadbury.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Charles Cadbury on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesCadbury">https://twitter.com/CharlesCadbury</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Dazzle.ai Voice Platform <a href="https://www.dazzle.ai/">https://www.dazzle.ai/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Lola.tech <a href="https://www.lola.tech/">https://www.lola.tech/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Vivatech 2018 Voice Startup Summary - Voice Tech Podcast ep.003
<p>This episode covers 8 of the most interesting voice startups that I found at the Vivatech technology conference in Paris, France.&nbsp;</p><p>Included in this episode is a voice transcription and synthesis mobile app for the hard of hearing, a voice enabled smart alarm clock that can monitor your sleep quality, a robot behaviour system that delivers CMS content in person, and a comprehensive voice assistant platform that can handle multiple requests in a single query. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Rogervoice mobile app: <a href="http://rogervoice.com">http://rogervoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Ideta voice assistant platform: <a href="http://meet-ideta.com/">http://meet-ideta.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Holi / Bonjour alarm clock: <a href="http://holi.io/">http://holi.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Askhub analytics: <a href="https://www.askhub.io/">https://www.askhub.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Acapela group speech synthesis: <a href="http://www.acapela-group.com/">http://www.acapela-group.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Humanizing technologies: <a href="http://humanizing.com/">http://humanizing.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Cochlear.ai acoustic event detection: <a href="http://cochlear.ai">http://cochlear.ai</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Soundhound Houndify voice assistant platform: <a href="https://www.houndify.com/">https://www.houndify.com/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Voice AI for eCommerce - John Fitzpatrick, Voysis - Voice Tech Podcast ep.002
<p>John Fitzpatrick is the VP of Product &amp; Engineering at Voysis, a leading voice technology company that builds custom Voice AI solutions for businesses. They are currently focused on the ecommerce vertical, helping to voice-enable mobile apps and websites to augment the shopping experience.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation we cover a range of topics including the major components of the Voysis system, the technologies and tools John's team used to build it, and the challenges they faced. We also discuss how Voysis protects a user's privacy and the implications of the GDPR regulation that comes into force soon.&nbsp;</p><p>It was a pleasure to talk with John and learn from such an experienced engineer. Whether you're currently building voice AI systems or are just interested in learning about how they work, this episode will have plenty for you. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview. </b>To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Voysis: <a href="https://voysis.com/">https://voysis.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>EESEN project: <a href="https://github.com/srvk/eesen">https://github.com/srvk/eesen</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kaldi toolkit: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html">http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Open FST library: <a href="http://openfst.org/twiki/bin/view/FST/WebHome">http://openfst.org/twiki/bin/view/FST/WebHome</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spacy NLP toolkit: <a href="https://spacy.io/">https://spacy.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kubernetes containerized application management: <a href="https://kubernetes.io/">https://kubernetes.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Luigi batch process automation: <a href="https://github.com/spotify/luigi">https://github.com/spotify/luigi</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Oxford Deep NLP course (from deepmind team): <a href="https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/teaching/courses/2016-2017/dl/">https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/teaching/courses/2016-2017/dl/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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Speech to Text - Eric Bolo, Batvoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.001
<p>Eric Bolo is the CTO of Batvoice Technologies, a speech analytics startup based in Paris, France. Eric talks about building a custom speech-to-text system for their flagship product, Call Watch.&nbsp;</p><p>He introduces us to speech analytics and audio-mining, and describes some typical applications. We go into detail about speech-to-text (STT) technologies, and discuss the pros and cons of using cloud STT services such as Google speech versus building a custom STT system yourself.&nbsp;</p><p>Eric tells us about the latest open source tools and frameworks for building STT systems, and how to get that precious voice data to train our models. We learn how to build and annotate a custom voice dataset ourselves, and hear his advice on starting a voice first company.&nbsp;</p><p>This is a great first episode to kick off the series! Eric is super smart, with excellent technical skills and a real passion for voice technology. We already know each other quite well, so I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather have as my first guest on the show. I know you're gonna enjoy hearing what he had to say! <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview. </b>To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Batvoice / Callwatch: <a href="http://www.batvoice.com">http://www.batvoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google speech API: <a href="https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/">https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Microsoft Translator Speech API: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/speech.aspx">https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/speech.aspx</a>&nbsp;</li><li>IBM Watson: <a href="https://www.ibm.com/watson/services/text-to-speech/">https://www.ibm.com/watson/services/text-to-speech/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kaldi toolkit for speech recognition: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html">http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>EESEN speech recognition framework: <a href="https://github.com/srvk/eesen">https://github.com/srvk/eesen</a>&nbsp;</li><li>European Language Resources Association: <a href="http://www.elra.info/en/">http://www.elra.info/en/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Mozilla Common Voice Project: <a href="https://voice.mozilla.org/en">https://voice.mozilla.org/en</a>&nbsp;</li><li>TEDlium English speech recognition training corpus from TED talks: <a href="http://www.openslr.org/7/">http://www.openslr.org/7/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Voxforge GPL Transcribed Speech corpus: <a href="http://www.voxforge.org/">http://www.voxforge.org/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Amazon Mechanical Turk: <a href="https://www.mturk.com/">https://www.mturk.com/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https:<br><br><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a></p>
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